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Police ask for help solving shooting homicide at trucking school


Connecticut police are asking for help in locating a man who they believe was responsible for the shooting death of a truck driver student last month.

The fatal shooting happened on Saturday, January 26, at the New England Tractor Trailer Training School in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

According to police, 28 year old Eric Salters, who was a student at the truck driver training school, was shot at least six times in broad daylight as he went to his personal vehicle during class.

Lt. Christopher LaMaine described the circumstances surrounding the shooting: “The evidence indicates that when he (Salters) went to his car during class, he was confronted by a lone gunman, who opened fire on him without provocation. (Salters) was struck multiple times, including once in the head.”

Salters was transported to the hospital in critical condition but later died as a result of his injuries in the hospital on February 4.

A month later, the Bridgeport Police Department has released surveillance video from an apartment building on Canal Street in Shelton, Connecticut, that they hope will help them solve the case.

Police say that they are looking to identify the person who is carrying the backpack in the video as they believe that he is connected with the murder of Salters.

Bridgeport News: Police Need Your Help

The Bridgeport Police Detective Bureau is looking to identify the person depicted in the video stepping off the elevator(first individual) of an apartment building on Canal St. in Shelton, CT carrying a backpack. This male is connected to the homicide of Eric Salters which occurred on 1/26/19 at the NETTTS training school. Any person who knows the identity of this male is asked to contact Detective Cintron at 203-581-5227 or call the Bridgeport Police Tips Line at 203-576-TIPS(8477). The second male leaning against the wall holding a cane has already been identified

Posted by DoingItLocal.com on Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Police say that they have already identified the person with the cane seen in the video.

If you have any information on the individual’s identity, you are asked to call Detective Jorge Cintron at 203-581-5227 or call the anonymous Bridgeport police tip line at 203-576-TIPS.



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